The first novel I ever completed took me approximately a year to finish. I am proud to say that I am able to do that in between my bus rides, boring lectures, and in between classes (remembering all the tiny giggles as I write in public makes me red >_<). In some way, writing my book has enabled me to let the creative juice going by constantly writing dramatic plot points and saucy romance (take note: it’s a new adult genre *wink wink*).
I have come to a decision to edit my book because for one, it’s a first draft. And while first drafts are meant to suck anyway that it makes you want to burn your book and never open it again, I’m glad I am able to at least get into the completion of the first draft because this is an opportunity to improve. It took a lot, and I mean a lot of effort, time, and dedication to finish a ninety-thousand-word novel.
Although I proof-read my work before posting it on Wattpad, sometimes mistakes slip my tired eyes. Now that I am entirely available all summer, I’m ready to give this book my full attention and every ounce of proof-reading knowledge I got (with few cups of coffee and possibly a shot of tequila on the side).
I’m ready to delve into the abyss known as self-editing…
Sky – This is a response to June 3rd writing prompt. I have so many ideas in mind that I need to sort out. I figured that writing a prompt should do the trick. I hope you enjoy my first prompt! 🙂 Continue reading
When I think of a brilliant idea for a next story, I instantly jump to my computer and start writing what I thought without looking back.
Everything goes smoothly– until I write myself to a corner. Writer’s block. Yes, happens to me all the time.
I have this elective that I chose before the beginning of 4th semester. I wanted to take it on my 3rd but it was full.
I was excited to take this class (take note: Not because of sex but because of philo), bought my book, and you know what? Just like every bad college student habit, I never read the book.
I bring them to class but I rarely read the content, which is why sometimes, during arguments/class discussion, I was left behind.
But I really like the professor because he always encouraged me to speak up my opinions. According to him, my opinions are valid.
And I agree.
If I can sum up all the things I learned in that class, I would say that the highlight for me was Marquis de Sade.
I know, weird right?
Anyways! That is also the reason why I can’t update my book! *cries in the corner* but I promise, after the end of April I’ll be updating more often.
Do you know that feeling when you feel so… blocked. That’s me every update though I have been working very hard on making the best chapter each update (although I update almost twice a month). Because of school and other time-eating stuff, I haven’t been able to sit down and dedicate a whole day to write.
Not until today!
Today, I feel amazing. I finally finished the first part of my novel and few more chapters till it ends. I am very hopeful that more and more readers will discover my story and hopefully find this interesting.
Well, you know. I’m an amateur writer anyways.
I try my best to be a better one, that someday, I will be able to publish an original story of mine 🙂
Do you want to read it? Click here ❤
The Amateur Writer